Laurie Beth Clark

Position title: Professor of Non-Static Forms


Phone: (608) 262.1660

6241 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: By appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. Hampshire College, 1976
M.A. University of New Mexico, 1981
M.F.A. Rutgers University, 1983

Research Interests
Over the years, the recurring themes in Clark’s work are gender and ethnicity, the nexus of employment and unemployment, and the persistence of material culture into the electronic era. Clark also collaborates with Michael Peterson under the group name Spatula and Barcode on creative projects that explore hospitality and discourse.

co-editor (with Michael Peterson) of On Generosity: Performance Research 23, iss. 6 (2018).

“Ways of Eating: Tradition, Innovation, and the Production of Community in Food-Based Art,” with Michael Peterson, in The Taste of Art: Cooking Food, and Counterculture in Contemporary Practices, edited by Sylvia Botinelli and Margherita d’Ayala Valva, 225–46 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2017).

“Ethical Spaces,” in Death Tourism: Disaster Sites as Recreational Landscape, edited by Brigitte Sion (Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2014).

“Mnemonic Objects: Forensic and Rhetorical Practices in Memorial Culture,” in Memory and Postwar Memorials:Confronting the Violence of the Past, edited by Marc Silberman and Florence Vatan, 155–73 (London: Palgrave, 2013).

“Mistopian Performance,” with Michael Peterson, in MISperformance–Essays in Shifting Perspectives, edited by Marin Blažević and Lada Čale Feldman, 219–34 (London: Palgrave, 2013).

“Coming to Terms with Trauma Tourism,” in Visions and Revisions: Performance, Memory, Trauma, edited by Caroline Wake and Bryoni Trezise, 135–57 (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2013).

This comment has been flagged as spam.” Journal of Visual Culture: dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the publication of John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing” 11 (2012):175–78.

“What the Jews Do,” TDR/The Drama Review 55, no. 3 (2011):144–52.

“Trauma Tourism in Latin America,” with Leigh A. Payne, in Accounting for Violence: Marketing Memory in Latin America, edited by Ksenija Bilbija and Leigh A. Payne, 99–126 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011).

“Never Again and its Discontents,” Performance Research 16, no. 1 (2011):68–79.

“Misadventure [Artist Pages],” Performance Research: MISperformance 15, no. 2. (2010):50–53.

‘I see you?’: Gender and Disability in Avatar,” co-authored with Lisa Nakamura and Michael Peterson, FlowTV 11.3 (5 February 2010).

Vampire Politics,” co-authored with Lisa Nakamura and Michael Peterson, FlowTV 11.3 (4 December 2009).

Coming to Terms with Trauma Tourism,” Performance Paradigm 5, no. 2: After Effects: Performing the Ends of Memory (2009):162–84.

“Shin’s Tricycle,” in The Object Reader, edited by Fiona Candlin and Rayford Guins, 513–15 (London: Routledge, 2008).

“Veracity,” in Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women, and Feminism, edited by Karen Frostig and Kathy A. Hamlaka (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007).

“Placed and Displaced: Trauma Memorials,” in Place and Performance, edited by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris, 129–38 (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

“Performing Truth,” The Art of Truth-Telling After Authoritarian Rule, edited by Ksenija Bilbija, JoEllen Fair, and Leigh Payne (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005).

Interview in Guerilla Performance and Multimedia Handbook, edited by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris (London: Continuum, 2001).

Geophilia’s Galaxy,” co-authored with Susan David Bernstein, Performance Research 6, no. 2 (2001):110–15.

“On Pickling,” co-authored with Li Chiao-Ping, Michael Peterson, and Douglas Rosenberg, Performance Research 4, no. 1 (1999):82–87.

“Review of Power Pipes by Spiderwoman Theater at the Edgewater Theatre Center in Chicago,” High Performance 57 (1992):56.

Art 318: Non-Static Forms
Art 418: Installations and Environments
Art 448: Special Topics
– Collaborations
– Relational Aesthetics
– Artists as Curators
Art 469/Theatre 469: Performance
Art 508: Colloquium
Art 518: Artists’ Video
Art 608: Interdisciplinary Critique
Art 618: Advanced Video
Art 699: Independent Study (Undergraduate)
Art 718: Art Performance
Art 908: Graduate Seminar
– The Art World: In Theory and In Practice (1986)
– Artists Writing (1987)
– Aesthetic Pedagogy (1988)
– Politics of Representation (1989)
– Drawing in the Margins (1990)
– Readings in Multicultural Production (1991)
– Art and Social Change (1991)
– Conversations in Contemporary Culture (1992)
– Cultural Studies and the Visual Arts (1994)
– Postmodernism: Coming to Terms (1994)
– Artist and Audience (1995)
– Imagining the Artist (1996)
– Theory (1997)
– Visual Culture (1999)
– Digital Culture (2002)
– Space (2003)
– Memory Culture (2007)
– Introduction to Graduate Studies (2009)
– Tourism (and) Culture (2010)
– Critique and Criticism (2010, 2013)
– Trauma/Culture (2012)
Art 914: Advanced Research
Art 999: Independent Study (Graduate)